Packers Morning Buzz: Why offensive line coach plays such vital role

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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

While new Packers coach Matt LaFleur has kept busy trying to fill out his staff, general manager Brian Gutekunst brought in former Ravens scout and longtime friend Milt Hendrickson to serve in Eliot Wolf's former role as director-football operations.

This is a 2017 photo of new Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich when he was with the San Francisco 49ers.

We'll start with Pete Dougherty's column on how LaFleur is taking a risk entrusting the offensive line coaching position to Adam Stenavich, who has only two years of NFL coaching experience.

Pete writes:

Offensive line is one of the most important positions on a coaching staff because it’s a team within a team. More than any other position group, the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. The line coach has to get five players to perform in unison regardless of injuries, and because of the salary cap he often has to make do with at least a couple of low draft picks or undrafted players.

You can read the entire column here:

Meanwhile, Tom Silverstein reports the Packers have spoken with another special teams coaching candidate:

And the Packers announce some previously reported hires:

ESPN's Rob Demovsky looks at winners and losers in terms of Packers weekly roster bonuses:

Not a good thing for the pass-rush-starved Packers:

The Packers are 3-0 when wearing their green jerseys in the Super Bowl, and 1-1 when wearing white:

The Bears' chairman is tapping the brakes on speculation that Chicago might be interested in signing former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt:

Notwithstanding Aaron Rodgers' concussion in the season finale, the NFL reports that concussion on the whole declined during the 2018 season:

And finally: One of the last remaining Packers memorabilia stores needs a new home:



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